As the PNECET Helping Hampers campaign surpassed 200 deliveries to vulnerable members of the community, take a look back at some of the recipients from the first full week of deliveries!
PNECET Helping Hampers are designed to support those most in need amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, such as those unable to leave their homes who are self-isolating, and therefore unable to buy food and drink.
The joint campaign between the club and the Community and Education Trust began last Wednesday and help from a wide variety of organisations have made for hampers that contain a range of both essential and non-essential items.
Funding received from the first team squad, management and general public’s donations have ensured that deliveries can be made to those in need upon request.
Meanwhile, a £5,000 grant from the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund has allowed the Trust to deliver hampers to members of its Sporting Memories, PNE Forces and walking football programmes.
During the first week of deliveries, a visit was paid to North End supporter Jim Lee at Dovehaven Lodge, delivering a signed football, matchday programmes and more to the lifelong fan, who also attends the Trust’s Sporting Memories sessions.
📞 After our visit to #pnefc supporter Jim last week, former player and our #PNECET Recruitment and HE Development Manager Graeme Atkinson gave him a call to raise his spirits yesterday... 🤍— Preston North End Community and Education Trust (@pnecommunity) April 30, 2020
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Earlier this week, this was followed up by former North End midfielder Graeme Atkinson, now the Recruitment and HE Development Manager for the Trust, to raise his spirits; Jim is unable to be visited by his family due to current government guidelines.
Nominations can still be made for vulnerable members of the community to receive a hamper. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.